Zakir Hussain | Dave Holland
- Times: From: 7:00 PM
- From: November 5, 2017 to November 5, 2017
- Admission: $29 - $79
- Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
- Address: 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
One of India’s reigning cultural ambassadors, Hussain is known worldwide for his brilliant playing – The Washington Post says that “his virtuosity is barely to be believed” – but his innovative collaborations have also made him a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement. GRAMMY-winning bassist-composer Holland, enjoying his fifth decade as a jazz superstar, was recently classified as “a master bassist and bandleader, and one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world" by The Boston Globe . When Hussain and Holland get together to play, they mesh their improvisational genius and musical intuition to pay tribute to pioneering musicians and composers on opposite sides of the world – those artists who first established the longstanding relationship between jazz and India’s classical music. For this NJPAC performance, the Crosscurrents ensemble will also include superstar Bollywood vocalist Shankar Mahadevan; guitarist-composer Sanjay Divecha; pianist Louiz Banks, a standard-bearer of India’s contemporary jazz movement; sax player Chris Potter; and drummer Gino Banks. Whether you love jazz or world music (or both), you won’t want to miss the musical fireworks!